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Directions 1. Ask children why hand washing is important and what situations during the day require it. 2. Introduce the hand washing procedure by singing the song and pointing to the corresponding pictures. 3. Invite children to fill in the blanks with situations requiring hand washing, and repeat the steps of hand washing in call and response style. Adaptations Encourage children to generalize the hand washing steps in dierent situations and places.

Wash Your Hands: Practicing Proper Hand Washing Procedures Karissa Rhodes, MT Student Shenandoah University Winchester, Virginia Description Good hand washing routines protect children from germs that cause infections. The purpose of this song intervention is to teach children about proper hand washing procedures during daily routines. Goals to identify the steps of hand washing to learn when it is appropriate to wash hands Behavior Observation The child will: act out each step of hand washing in sequence identify when to wash hands during the day Materials Picture schedule outlining the steps of hand washing

Wash Your Hands Recorded 2016 by Karissa Rhodes

About the Author Karissa Rhodes is a music therapy undergraduate student at Shenandoah University. This song was inspired by her volunteering experience in a life skills room. Contact: krhodes13@su.edu

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In this issue, over 70 authors from 12 countries share their dedication and passion for early childhood music therapy with imagine readers....

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In this issue, over 70 authors from 12 countries share their dedication and passion for early childhood music therapy with imagine readers....